eIS Conversion to COEUS Training
Effective 3/15/2010, the eInformation Sheet (eIS)
Webform system will no longer accept new eIS documents. COEUS Proposal
Development (Coeus PD) must be used in place of a new eIS for all proposals
submitted by Departments for ORA Review.
This notice clarifies the information that must
be included in the Vertebrate Animal Section (VAS) of grant applications
and cooperative agreements that use live vertebrate animals in research.
It also explains how the VAS is evaluated within NIH peer review process
and is considered in overall scoring. The oversight role of the Institutional
Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and review responsibility of the
NIH Scientific Review Group (SRG) are distinguished. If you perform
research with live vertebrate animals, please click here to view the
complete notice: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-10-027.html.
This notice reaffirms to NIH grantees the goals of the Recovery Act (job creation and acceleration of research); reminds project directors, principal investigators and institutions to expend funds in timely manner; and reminds grantees to review and follow all terms of agreement.
The policy on no-cost extension for Recovery Act grants is clarified: as with other NIH grants, grantees retain the ability to extend the final budget period of a project period without additional NIH funds without prior written approval. The notice reminds grantees that a second no-cost extension must request approval from the NIH IC, and must document need, etc.
NIH is carefully stewarding Recovery Act resources
and closely observing the terms of agreements. Investigators are urged
to re-review their agreements and ensure all efforts in compliance with
these terms. To view the complete notice, click here: